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Redskins History 101

  1. Sammy Baugh



    Samuel Adrian Baugh was born on March 17th, 1914 in the backyard of the enemy, in Temple, Texas. The son of a railroad worker, young Sammy Baugh spent countless hours throwing his favorite projectile through a tire he'd suspended from a tree. When he grew tired of it, Sammy would set the tire swing in motion, and practice hitting the sweet spot as it made its wide elusive arcs. When he'd mastered that, he'd practice ...
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  2. Pat Fischer



    They called him 'Mouse.'

    At 5' 9" tall and 170 lbs. soaking wet, Pat Fischer was a freakish combination of agility, guile, and gutsy determination. A big hitter wrapped in a tiny unassuming package. The legendary Johnny Unitas was once being interviewed at Redskins Park when a cameraman sarcastically asked, "Hey John - who's that 'kid' playing corner?"

    "That KID", Unitas reportedly ...
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  3. Dexter Manley



    Dexter Manley has always been a force of nature. And, like all forces of nature, he was at times simultaneously awe-inspiring and beautiful, dangerous and destructive, a human pendulum moving back and forth between glory and disaster. On the football field and in life, we’ve never quite been able to turn away from the show. During nine dominating seasons, he was both the best of what it meant to be a Washington ...

    Updated 05-30-19 at 11:37 AM by Boone

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  4. Charley Taylor



    He was one of the most feared offensive players of his era. Charley Taylor, a life-long Redskin, was a force to be reckoned with over the course of a storied, 13-year NFL career.

    Blazingly quick off the line of scrimmage, a fierce blocker, fearless over the middle and a threat to score anywhere, anytime, Charley Taylor played ‘nasty’. He had it all - speed, size, a penchant for the big clutch play, ...
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  5. Billy Kilmer



    William Orland Kilmer was born on September 5th, 1939 and grew up just outside of Los Angeles. Attending football games at the Los Angeles Coliseum as a boy, Kilmer knew he wanted to be an athlete at an early age. Ironically, Billy Kilmer never saw himself going anywhere as a football player. Baseball and basketball were his true sporting loves growing up. A .525 hitter and rated one of the top 30 basketball players ...
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  6. Ray Flaherty



    He was one of the most influential, winningest, and pivotal figures in Washington Redskins history. And most fans have never heard of him.

    He was the first head coach of the Washington Redskins – ever.
    He lead the Redskins to their first two championships – ever.
    He was an innovator and a football genius.
    And in 1976, he was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
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    Updated 05-29-19 at 12:10 PM by Boone

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